Creamy Chicken and Broccoli Casserole


Ted and I are not usually big on casserole recipes due to high calorie content.  Usually traditional creamy chicken casseroles can have more than 800 calories per serving! Try our lightened up version of Creamy Chicken and Broccoli Casserole that offers great flavor without all the calories.  It was a hit, creamy, cheesy and only 277 calories for a serving!   Perfect Sunday meal.

Yield:    Serves 6 (serving size: 1 1/2 cups)


1 (12-ounce) package steam-in-bag broccoli florets
1 tablespoon canola oil
1 cup pre-chopped onion
2 (8-ounce) packages pre-sliced mushrooms
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour (GF)
1 1/2 cups fat-free milk
12 ounces chopped skinless, boneless rotisserie chicken breast (about 3 cups)
1/2 cup plain fat-free Greek yogurt
1/4 cup canola mayonnaise
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 ounces sharp cheddar cheese, shredded (about 1/2 cup)
1 ounce Parmesan cheese, grated (about 1/4 cup)


1. Preheat broiler.

2. Prepare broccoli in microwave according to package directions.

3. Heat a large ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add onion and mushrooms; cook 12 minutes or until mushrooms brown and liquid evaporates, stirring occasionally. Sprinkle mushroom mixture with flour; cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Stir in milk. Bring to a boil; cook 3 minutes or until thick and bubbly. Stir in broccoli and chicken; cook 1 minute. Remove pan from heat. Stir in yogurt, mayonnaise, pepper, and salt. Top evenly with cheeses; broil 2 minutes.

Nutritional Information:

Calories 277
Fat 11.9 g
Sat fat 3.6 g
Mono fat 5.1 g
Poly fat 2.2 g
Protein 29.1 g
Carbohydrate 15.2 g
Fiber 3.1 g
Cholesterol 66 mg
Iron 1.5 mg
Sodium 547 mg
Calcium 253 mg

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